Welcome to SportsAid Scotland
SportsAid Scotland changed its name from Scottish Sports Aid at the start of 2014. It is a charity that provides financial assistance in the form of grant awards to talented sporting youngsters in the 12 to 22 year age range and to disability athletes to age 45 who are already competing at national level in their age group and have the potential to represent Scotland at senior level. The finance given is to help the athletes with their travel and training costs, and will hopefully assist them in becoming Scotland's future sporting stars.
If you are an athlete and wish to know more about how to apply for a SportsAid Scotland grant, then please refer to our nomination process.
Should you wish to make a donation, please either contact us directly to discuss or visit donations.
SportsAid Scotland is conducting a silent auction of two 4-day passes to the Ryder Cup. Bidding ends at noon on 2 September 2014.
In recognition of the valuable financial support provided by us to Scotland’s up-and-coming sports stars for more than 30 years, Ryder Cup Europe and the European PGA Tour have very kindly donated two 4-day Season Passes to this year’s Ryder Cup which are now being auctioned by us.
This is an exclusive opportunity for you and a guest to attend the 2014 Ryder Cup on the Final Practice Day, Thursday 25th September, and the three Match Days, 26th, 27th & 28th September 2014, and watch the fantastic golf that will be played by the best golfers from Europe and America as they compete for the coveted Ryder Cup.
This year's contest at Gleneagles promises to be a contest of epic proportions, featuring pride and passion in unrivalled quantities. This is one event which must not be missed!
Bids for the two 4-day passes require to be made by email to Duncan Hamilton, the Chief Executive of SportsAid Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following conditions apply:-
- The closing time for bids is 12 noon on Tuesday 2 September 2014. Bids submitted after this time will not be considered.
- All bids submitted require to exceed the face-value of the tickets which is £430 each.
- Preference will be given to bids for both tickets being sold together, but separate bids for each of the 4-day tickets may be considered (subject to the agreement of Ryder Cup Europe)
- Once the auction has concluded, SportsAid Scotland will notify the successful purchaser(s) of the tickets as soon as possible. This person(s) will then be required to transfer the winning sum bid to SportsAid Scotland’s bank account within 48 hours. SportsAid Scotland will supply Ryder Cup Europe with the personal details of the successful bidder(s), to enable Ryder Cup Europe to issue the tickets direct to the successful bidder(s). The tickets, once issued by Ryder Cup Europe, are strictly non-transferrable.
- The two 4-Day Season Passes allow access to the golf course and all public areas (Terms & Conditions and Ground Regulations apply).
One final free entry to the Loch Ness Marathon, Sunday 28 September 2014 is still available for a fundraiser for SportsAid Scotland
Following on from the successful participation by Ronnie Sloan, our 70 year old Chairman in last year's event, we have one free entry remaining and available to any person wishing to run this iconic event as a fundraiser for SportsAid Scotland. We would be extremely grateful to anyone wishing to take this final remaining place. To discuss receiving this free entry, please contact us direct.
SportsAid Scotland is an affiliated charity to the event.
For more details of the event, see www.lochnessmarathon.com
Ultimo and Hamilton Gymnastic Club create 'human bra' in George Square to support SportsAid Scotland during the Commonwealth Games
Hamilton Gymnastic Club created a human bra in Glasgow City Centre last week in conjunction with underwear brand Ultimo. Scottish businesswoman Michelle Mone, who owns and runs Ultimo, wanted to create the dramatic spectacle in George Square in celebration of the Commonwealth Games, and to promote her pledge to donate £1 from every bra sale to SportsAid Scotland during the Games.
Michelle said: “As one of Scotland’s biggest brands, we wanted to do something extraordinary to celebrate the Commonwealth Games and the amazing human endeavour that will be on display in our home town.”
Michelle is keen to support Scottish sport, which is why she is making a donation to SportsAid Scotland during the Commonwealth Games.
SportsAid Scotland is thrilled that Michelle Mone and her brand, Ultimo, have pledged this contribution to us. SportsAid Scotland has supported 139 of the 310 athletes representing Scotland at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and it is exactly this type of support that makes it all possible.
SportsAid Scotland has supported 139 of the 310 athletes representing Scotland at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games
SportsAid Scotland is delighted to announce that it has provided 233 awards totalling in excess of £200,000 to 139 of the 310 members of Team Scotland who will be representing Scotland at the forthcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The 139 athletes who have been supported by SportsAid Scotland represent well over half of the 233 athletes who will compete at the Games in individual sports, which is where SportsAid Scotland's support is targetted.
SportsAid Scotland is proud to have played such an important role in helping so many members of Team Scotland, and we wish great success for the Scottish team at the Commonwealth Games.
Ronnie Sloan participates in the Queen's Baton Relay
Our Chairman, Ronnie Sloan, is very proud to have taken part in the Queen's Baton Relay. He ran his leg of the relay on Saturday 14 June at Leith Links in Edinburgh.
From the sublime to the ridiculous! - not content with his 200 yard stint in the Baton Relay, Ronnie also successfully undertook the 14.3 mile Seven Hills of Edinburgh
Challenge on Sunday 22 June. Please see https://www.justgiving.com/
SportsAid Scotland Charity Golf Classic Friday 30 May 2014
Our annual Charity Golf Classic was held at the prestigious Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society in Edinburgh on Friday 30 May in glorious weather. The clubhouse provided its usual superb facilities, and the course was in excellent condition, in advance of hosting Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship.
16 teams took part, with each team consisting of four players. It was played as a stableford event, with the team prizes being decided by the aggregate of the team's 3 best stableford scores on each hole.
The winning team was entered by one of our long-time supporters, Ray Green. They triumphed by the narrowest of margins over the Sports Warehouse team who were seeking to win the event for the third time in succession. A further 3 shots behind, in third place, were one of several new teams to the event, Brooks Macdonald.
Ronnie Sloan, SportsAid Scotland's 70 year old Chairman ran the 2013 Loch Ness Marathon in support of SportsAid
Ten years after running his last marathon, our Chairman, Ronnie Sloan completed the horribly hilly Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday 29 September 2013 in 4hrs 45mins, only 7.5% over his 4hr 25min target. Our congratulations go out to Ronnie. There is still time to donate, in recognition of this fantastic achievement, through Ronnie's Just Giving web page. Please see www.justgiving.com/RonnieSloan70 for more details.
Ronnie has just recently been featured by Just Giving as their 'Fundraiser of the Moment'. See http://blog.justgiving.com/fundraiser-of-the-moment-ronnie-sloan/ for more details.
If you’d like to follow in Ronnie’s footsteps, please email him at email@example.com for details of how to receive a free charity entry for this year’s Loch Ness Marathon on 28 September 2014.
SportsAid Scotland Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award 2013
SportsAid Scotland congratulates Allan Smith, the 21 year old high jumper from South Queensferry, who was presented with the award of the Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the Commonwealth Games Dinner held in Glasgow on Saturday 9 November 2013. Allan has had a great season, setting two Scottish native high jump records within a fortnight, and receiving his first senior international cap at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. He won both the Scottish Universities and Scottish National Championships, and then he took the silver medal at the British Championships. He continued his progress outdoors by winning the Scottish National title, taking silver at the England Athletics U23 championships, and winning a fantastic bronze medal at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Finland with a new PB of 2.26m. His season came to a great climax when he was invited to compete in the Anniversary Games in London, as part of the IAAF Diamond League series, where he finished in 7th place. Allan has already been selected to compete for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year, and we will be cheering him on in his quest to win a medal for himself, and for Scotland.
The Miquel Trophy
William Bosi, the 14 year old sport rock climber from Edinburgh, was also honoured at the Commonwealth Games Dinner by being presented with the Miquel Trophy, awarded to the person selected as the most improved young sportsperson of 2013. William is a member of the GB Junior Lead and Bouldering Team, and he has twice finished runner-up this season in International (IFSC) Youth Cup Competitions, held in Edinburgh and in Norway. He also finished in 3rd place in the Bouldering discipline at the European Youth Cup in Laval, France. He finished the season in 2nd place overall in the European Youth Cup 2013, and is currently world ranked No.2 at the Lead Climbing discipline and 11th at Bouldering.
Allan and William were selected from the following five sports stars who were chosen as the SportsAid Scotland Merit Award Winners for 2013, due to their outstanding results during the year. The Merit Award winners were:-
Katie Archibald, track cyclist
William Bosi, sport rock climber
Andrew Mullen, paralympic swimmer
Allan Smith, high jumper
Kathryn Thomson, short track speed skater
London 2012 to Glasgow 2014 : 700 days running for Ewen !
Ewen Logie, a 33-year old dad of two from Stewarton, Ayrshire, was so inspired by the London Olympics that he set himself the challenge of undertaking over 700 days of sporting activity between the end of London 2012 and the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 in order to raise funds for us. He's now within 100 days of completing his amazing challenge, which you can read all about at www.justgiving.com/ewenlogie
All funds raised by Ewen are supporting SportsAid Scotland, so please go to Ewen's JustGiving page, and give
SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – inspiring a generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”
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